CA: Amazon to Expand San Diego, L.A. Tech Hubs, Creating More Than 2,500 Jobs in Southern California | Trade and Industry Development

CA: Amazon to Expand San Diego, L.A. Tech Hubs, Creating More Than 2,500 Jobs in Southern California

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May 09, 2022
Amazon says it plans to create more than 2,500 corporate and technology jobs over the coming years in Southern California, expanding its tech hubs in San Diego and the Los Angeles area.

Amazon says it plans to create more than 2,500 corporate and technology jobs over the coming years in Southern California, expanding its tech hubs in San Diego and the Los Angeles area, including Irvine and Santa Monica, reports Chain Store Age.

These latest workforce investments come after Amazon opened more than 15 sites across Southern California and created more than 17,000 jobs statewide in 2021. Amazon’s investments in California will include new office space in three cities--Santa Monica, Irvine and San Diego. The new spaces will contribute to local job creation and the revitalization of downtown areas.

In Santa Monica, Amazon plans to create more than 1,000 new corporate and tech jobs in the coming years. The company is leasing a 200,000-sq.-ft. space and employees will begin working at the new site in mid-2023.

In Irvine, Amazon says it will create more than 800 corporate and tech jobs, leasing a 116,000-sq.-ft. space set to be occupied later in 2022.

In San Diego, the company is leasing a 123,000-sq.-ft. space to accommodate more than 700 employees, which will be ready for employees in early 2023.

Amazon’s expansions in California will support various teams across the company, including retail, Amazon Games, Amazon Web Services, and operations. A variety of roles are already available, including software development engineers, game designers, and user experience designers, along with positions in human resources, finance, and IT, reports CSA.

The company’s latest planned tech hub investments are part of a broader multi-city expansion of technology office and jobs across the country and company. In December 2021, Amazon released plans for tech hub expansion in Austin and Phoenix. The e-tail giant also previously announced it would invest more than $1.4 billion in creating 3,500 new tech and corporate jobs across and expanding its tech hubs in markets including Dallas, Detroit, Denver, and New York. 

“Communities across California have welcomed Amazon over the past decade and have seen firsthand how our investments can unlock new opportunities for their neighbors and local economies. We’ve created more than 170,000 jobs across the state and are committed to continue investing here,” said Holly Sullivan, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide economic development. “These 2,500 new jobs include roles building cloud infrastructure, improving the Alexa experience, and designing cutting edge video games. They’re a fantastic opportunity for Californians of all backgrounds to join Amazon and build a successful career.”

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